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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Palette \Pal"ette\, noun [See {Pallet} a thin board.]

1. (Paint.) A thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter lays and mixes his pigments. Hence, any other object, usually one with a flat surface, used for the same purpose. [Written also {pallet}.]

2. Hence: The complete set of colors used by an artist or other person in creating an image, in any medium. The meaning of this term has been extended in modern times to include the set of colors used in a particular computer application, or the complete set of of colors available in computer displays or printing techniques. [PJC]

3. Hence: The complete range of resources and techniques used in any art, such as music. [PJC]

4. (Anc. Armor) One of the plates covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows. --Fairholt.

5. (Mech.) A breastplate for a breast drill.

{Palette knife}, a knife with a very flexible steel blade and no cutting edge, rounded at the end, used by painters to mix colors on the grinding slab or palette.

{To set the palette} (Paint.), to lay upon it the required pigments in a certain order, according to the intended use of them in a picture. --Fairholt.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pallet \Pal"let\, noun [F. palette: af. It. paletta; prop. and orig., a fire shovel, dim. of L. pala a shovel, spade. See {Peel} a shovel.]

1. (Paint.) Same as {Palette}.

2. (Pottery) (a) A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms. (b) A potter's wheel.

3. (Gilding) (a) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it. (b) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.

4. (Brickmaking) A board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack. --Knight.

5. (Mach.) (a) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel. (b) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump. --Knight.

6. (Horology) One of the pieces or levers connected with the pendulum of a clock, or the balance of a watch, which receive the immediate impulse of the scape-wheel, or balance wheel. --Brande & C.

7. (Mus.) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.

8. (Zool.) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of {Teredo}.

9. A cup containing three ounces, -- formerly used by surgeons.

10. A low movable platform used for temporary storage of objects so that they can be conveniently moved; it is commonly made of wooden boards, about 4 inches high, and typically has openings in the side into which the blades of a fork-lift truck may be inserted so as to lift and move the pallet and the objects on it. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

pallet \pal"let\ (p[a^]l"l[e^]t), noun [OE. paillet, F. paillet a heap of straw, fr. paille straw, fr. L. palea chaff; cf. Gr. ? fine meal, dust, Skr. pala straw, pal[=a]va chaff. Cf. {Paillasse}.] A small and mean bed; a bed of straw. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pallet \Pal"let\, noun [Dim. of pale. See {Pale} a stake.] (Her.) A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth of the pale.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pallet

noun

1: the range of colour characteristic of a particular artist or painting or school of art [syn: {palette}, {pallet}]

2: a portable platform for storing or moving goods that are stacked on it

3: a hand tool with a flat blade used by potters for mixing and shaping clay

4: a mattress filled with straw or a pad made of quilts; used as a bed

5: board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used [syn: {palette}, {pallet}]


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